Authorities in New Mexico found a handwritten document titled “Phases of a Terrorist Attack” which talked about confronting & attacking “corrupt” institutions, including Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital.
Jany Leveille, one of the female defendants, wrote in a journal her displeasure with Grady Hospital due to the treatment she and her mother received there. The court document contained no details about her specific complaints.
Grady, in downtown Atlanta, is one of the largest public hospitals in the Southeast. It is highly likely this would-be terrorist and her mother received medical care at the expense of American taxpayers.
Court documents revealed these and other details in the case against five adults who lived in squalor with 11 starving children in a ramshackle New Mexico compound. The body of a kidnapped, disabled toddler was found half-buried on the property.
JUDGE WAS NOT CONCERNED WITH PUBLIC SAFETY
Prosecutors asked Judge Sarah Backus, who is known for setting low bonds for violent offenders, to reconsider an order granting bond to all five adults arrested at the compound. They cited not only the death of three-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj at the remote site but also plans by the defendants to attack law enforcement and “specific targets such as teachers, schools, banks.”
The dead boy’s father, Siraj Wahhaj, 40, and his partner, Jany Leveille, 35, have been charged with abuse of a child resulting in death, a first-degree felony with a penalty of up to life in prison, according to court documents. They were also charged with conspiracy to commit child abuse, also a first-degree felony.
The couple and three other adults, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhannah Wahhaj and Lucas Morten, are charged with 11 felony counts of child abuse.
“THE ONE-TIME TERRORIST” INSTRUCTIONS
The handwritten document contained instructions for “The one-time terrorist” on the use of a “choke point,” a location called “the ideal attack site,” the “ability to defend the safe haven,” the “ability to escape-perimeter rings,” and “sniper position detection procedure,” according to the court filing.
Some of the children at the compound told police that Morten allegedly “stated he wished to die in Jihad, as a martyr,” prosecutors said in their motion.
“At times, Jany Leveille would laugh and joke about dying in Jihad as would Subhanna Wahhaj,” according to the court documents. The state’s case includes a letter from Morten encouraging the brother of Siraj Wahhaj to follow Allah “until he makes you die a martyr as you wanted and the only way is by joining the righteous.”
The relative was also advised to “take all your money out of the bank and bring your guns,” according to prosecutors.
WEAPONS STASHED IN A TUNNEL
“The guns, including an AR-15 rifle, located at the exit of the tunnel were stored there “so that as the group exited the tunnel, the group could arm themselves with weapons and ammunition,” court documents said.
Two of the children told an FBI agent that they had been trained in “advanced firearms handling and had been instructed to shoot law enforcement personnel when the time came and that they would be instructed in the future to attack specific targets such as teachers, school, banks and other locations.”
One of the men in the compound was on the FBI’s “terror watch list
JUDGE FOUND NO SPECIFIC THREATS TO COMMUNITY
Despite the “to do” list written by the defendants wherein they planned to wage jihad on schools, a hospital, law enforcement and others, and despite the fact that there was a stockpile of guns and a training shooting range on the property, Judge Sarah Backus, an elected Democrat, set the bond at $20,000 for each defendant, a figure easily met since a bail bondsman will only require defendants to pay $2,000, or 10 percent.
She said although she was concerned by “troubling facts,” prosecutors failed to articulate any specific threats to the community. The evidence reeked of “specific threats,” but Judge Backus was ever so worried about protecting religion freedom above public safety as this statement reveals:
“The defendants are apparently of the Muslim faith. Siraj ibn Wahhaj made a trip to Saudi Arabia last year. (The State admitted that observant Muslims by their faith are required to visit Mecca once in their lifetimes.) The Court was asked by the State to make a finding of dangerousness and a finding that no conditions of release could insure the safety of the community. The State apparently expected the Court to take the individuals’ faith into account in making such a determination. The Court has never been asked to take any other person’s faith into account in making a determination of dangerousness. The Court is not aware of any law that allows the Court to take a person’s faith into consideration in making a dangerousness determination.”
So, Judge Backus claimed the prosecutors are making this case about religion. No, judge, the defendants made it all about religion, their religion. Their handwritten plans state: “shoot or otherwise attack the non-believer.”